January 10, 2022

New 2022 Medicare benefit

A 100-day supply of medication is now available in 22 states for the same copay as a 90-day supply.1

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, medications are now available in a 100-day supply for the same copay as a 90-day supply under the new Medicare benefit for the following states.

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana 
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming 

Recent studies show that a 100-day medication supply offers the following important advantages: 

  • Patient cost savings 
  • Greater medication adherence2
  • Improved patient experience 
  • Medication access improvements
  • Maximizes patient health plan benefits 

For ordering electronically or by phone, update to 100-day supply plus 3 refills. 

Learn more by viewing the Medicare benefit overview flyer or by calling our dedicated line at 800-791-7658.

1 Does not apply to controlled substances or specialty medications 
2 OptumRx internal West Region medication adherence reporting, YE 2020